Fourth-year head coach Matt Wells welcomes back 12 starters (O-9, D-3) and 38 letterwinners (O-20, D-15, S-3) from last year's team that finished tied for second in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West with a 5-3 record, and played in its school-record fifth-straight bowl game.
HONORS: Honorable Mention All-Mountain West (2015).
UTAH STATE: An extremely physical player who has long levers... Is smart and versatile, and can play any of the three positions on the offensive line... Has great footwork.
2015 (JR): Started all 13 games (11 at left tackle, 2 at right guard) and earned honorable mention all-Mountain West honors... Had an overall performance grade of 75 percent for the season, which included two games over 80 percent... Recorded a team-best 60 knockdowns, including a season-high six against Colorado State (10/3), San Diego State (10/23) and New Mexico (11/7)... Best game of the season was against No. 21 Boise State (10/16) as he graded out at 84 percent and recorded four knockdowns... Only allowed three sacks during the season.
2014 (SO): Played in all 14 games and made his first two career starts against San José State (11/21) and at No. 25 Boise State (11/29)... Had his best game of the season against New Mexico (11/15) as he played 47 snaps and graded out at 87 percent, including 91 percent in assignment and 96 percent in effort... Also had six knockdowns against the Lobos... Graded out above 70 percent five times during the season and finished the year with 21 knockdowns.
2013 (RS-FR): Did not see any action during the season.
2012 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned second-team all-state honors as an offensive lineman from the Deseret News as a prep senior at Alta (Utah) High School in 2011... Was a four-year letterwinner in both football and basketball... Also a member of the honor roll for three years.
PERSONAL: Son of Craig and JoAnne Albrecht... Has one brother and one sister... Is married to Emily Martin and the couple has a one-year old son, Eli... Majoring in human movement science with an emphasis in exercise science.... Last name is pronounced All-breck.
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